think of ourselves as Polly's Paratroopers (often we together with Polly found ourselves
in situations where Service User Involvement was questioned) but with Polly in our corner
we knew that if there was a fight to take, then Polly would take it.
She would often comment as we travelled to meetings and conferences about the times that
she would have to invite herself to a closed meeting, her intention obvious, to support
Now what Polly has taught us has rubbed off on us, because now we use our voices in many
situations, I confess that sometimes I imagine Polly still sat next to me giving me the
confidence and support, and writing down everything being said. ..lol
Polly is an original, a one off that can't be duplicated, we all owe such a great debt to
her courage and conviction."